"Rough Cut" as written by Robert F. Diggs and Gary E. Grice....
Suddenly you?re shaken with pain
Shooting down inside you
And now you?re crumbling away
But this isn?t like you
It doesn?t stop ?til it breaks down all you know
Your breathing locks and your balance goes

Ladadadadadadada
It takes a minute
Ladadadadadadada
It doesn?t finish
Ladadadadadadada
You?re breaking faster
Ladadadadada
You?re nothing after
There?s nothing after

You try to make your escape
But the blows keep on coming
And as the dust clears away
You start to notice something
Each time a piece crashes down into the floor
You?re a little lighter than just before

Ladadadadadadada
It takes a minute
Ladadadadadadada
It doesn?t finish
Ladadadadadadada
You?ll see it after
Ladadadadada
When you look backwards
When you look backwards

And now your eyes shift from negative spaces
To contours that light up this rough cut design
And now you see it, you?re sculpture in motion
You?re unfinished art that keeps going, it keeps going
It keeps going and going and going and going..



Lyrics submitted by secondhandsmoke, edited by IntroSpectre

"Rough Cut" as written by Robert F. Diggs Gary E. Grice

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    General Commentthis song makes me cry.
    secondhandsmokeon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just wanted to let you know that it's actually "your breathing locks" =]
    otherwise, this is a powerful, great song.
    katrinamary2414on August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing...everytime it comes on I turn it up.
    PaintsMeBlue1016on September 05, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningAmber Rubarth told, at a concert, that this song is about an old tree out in the big forrests. A tree that they cut down, to make a fine piece of furniture out of it. The song should be describing the pain of changes, but remind you that sometimes change is good, and can even make things better - in this case, make this tree useful, beautiful and a pleasure to people
    Galaprilon November 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSee it's interesting cause the first time I heard this song I assumed it was about self harm and various other things like that. But it works for so many things. That's one of the beauties of the song I think.
    respekt121on May 04, 2012   Link

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